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Wedding Wednesday: The Hyskell Wedding

The Hyskell Wedding | September 2, 2017 | Photography by: Patrick Perkins Photography

Jennifer Dickard had no idea that her friend was setting her up with Jason Hyskell, but after he reached out to her on Facebook a few weeks later, Jennifer agreed to go out with him. Their chemistry was immediate. While the couple was on a vacation in Jamaica, Jason planned a romantic candlelight dinner in an intimate location overlooking the ocean at sunset. Once they had finished eating, Jennifer was shocked when he got down on one knee and proposed. "It was beautiful, perfect and completely unexpected!" Jennifer says.

The couple wanted to stay true to themselves on their big day, so, forgoing uncomfortable dress shoes and high heels, they chose to wear gray Converse Chuck Taylors, and they bought pairs for their entire wedding party as gifts. In another nontraditional move, Jennifer and Jason chose to forgo a guest book, opting instead to have guests inscribe notes on rocks, and the rocks were dropped into a vase as a meaningful item for the couple to remember their special day. With Jennifer's younger brother as her "Man of Honor," as well as a fun cake topper, the couple's wedding was unique and tailored just to them. Jennifer's grandfather even officiated the ceremony, entertaining guests with jokes and funny stories, making him one of the most popular people of the weekend! Jennifer's favorite memory of the weekend was her walk down the aisle to her future husband and seeing his face as he was overwhelmed with emotions. The sweet moment "makes me smile every time I think about it," Jennifer says.

Make sure to see more of the Hyskell wedding on page 79 of bridebook!

Photography: Patrick Perkins Photography
Dress: La Blanca Bridal
Cake: The Tottering Teacup
Venue: Sheraton Roanoke
Jewelry: Zales
DJ: Quest Entertainment - Dewey Nowlin
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Alterations: Sew Cora

Wedding Wednesday: The Carlin Wedding

The Carlin Wedding | December 16, 2017 | Photography by: Edmiston Photography

When Emily Ditto and Tyler Carlin matched on Tinder, they had no idea that, a couple years after their initial conversations about their interests and puppies, they'd be engaged to be married. For their first date, Tyler picked up Emily for a pajama-clad adventure, and they drove to Virginia Beach. There, in the rain on the boardwalk, Tyler kissed her.  Fast forward two years, and in the rain at Dave Matthew's vineyard, Blenheim Vineyard, while they were wandering through the grapevines, Tyler got down on one knee and asked Emily to be his wife. Tearing up, Emily immediately said yes.

The "snowy winter wonderland" theme of the wedding added to the inviting nature of Emily and Tyler's special day, complete with custom-designed snowflake projections on the walls and a snowy sendoff at the end of the night. Even the cake went along with the wintry theme: it was reminiscent of a snowy mountain with red velvet to match the bridesmaids' dresses and two bride-and-groom pine cones on the top. Emily and Tyler's favorite part of the day was hearing the speeches given during the reception. "Hearing the love and support from both families was incredible," Emily says. "On a day that was so rushed, it was a moment that allowed time to stand still and allowed for us to really reflect on what it meant that these two families would be joined forever." Adding a fun, unique flair, the couple incorporated a top hat into the wedding accents, as well as forgoing the traditional guest book for Christmas ornaments that wedding guests could sign. It was important to the couple to create the atmosphere of a Christmas wedding without going overboard, and the result was "romantic and intimate and loved by guests."

Make sure to see more of the Carlin wedding on page 74 of bridebook!

Photography: Edmiston Photography
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Florist: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle Catering
Rehearsal Dinner: Bella's Catering
Planner: Caroline LaRocca Event Design
Jewelry: Kay's Jewelry
DJ: East Coast Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: The Newfangled Bride
Videographer: Michael's Video
Hair & Makeup: GLAMHOUSE Day Spa

Wedding Wednesday: The Hilbert Wedding

The Hilbert Wedding | December 2, 2017 | Photography by: Pat Cori Photography

Emily Allen met Daniel "Danny" Hilbert a few years after she moved from Florida to Virginia. A mutual friend introduced them, and Danny took Emily's phone number. After he didn't call, two months later the two ran into each other at a Halloween party, and their instant attraction showed Danny that he had dropped the ball in not reaching out to Emily. Naturally, he didn't drop the ball again! Danny had originally planned to propose to Emily at her favorite restaurant in Tampa, but the plan went awry when she got sick earlier in the week, then making Danny sick as well. He was not to be deterred from proposing, however: he ended up proposing to her on a Friday morning before work with a beautiful ring.

Since middle school, Emily knew that she wanted a Christmas wedding, so in a magical ceremony with classical music provided by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and adorned with subtle Christmas touches to the decor, Emily achieved her perfect day. The reception had several meaningful moments, such as the "grandmother's dance." Both Emily and Danny were blessed to have both of their grandmothers present to help them celebrate their union. Emily's birthday happened to be that same day, so during the reception everyone serenaded her with a rendition of "Happy Birthday." While the couple was sitting at the reception with their champagne, in the presence of their loved ones, Emily says that she was struck by the thought that weddings are "really about friends and family and blending families together, and that was a great moment for me."

Make sure to see more of the Hilbert wedding on page 68 of bridebook!

Photography: Pat Cori Photography
Dress: Brides by Demetrios
Florist: Belle's Blooms
Cake: Cakes by Lisa
Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom
Caterer: 2Dye4Que
Planner: Simplicity Events
DJ: RSP Entertainment
Attendants' Dresses: David's Bridal
Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Azario Salon & Day Spa
Videographer: Michael's Video
Instrumental Music: Roanoke Symphony Orchestra members